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Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-1509 (South Austin)
(512) 916-4808
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Ranked #1 of 3,119 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South Austin
Cross street: Barton Springs
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English first
Chicago, IL
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visiting Austin for a long weekend my wife chose this restaurant. We had to get a taxi from our downtown hotel but it was totally worth it. The restaurant was busy and seemed quite trendy. The food was delicious. They have traditional sushi and sashimi and a lot of other items that seem less traditional that we ordered from. The... More

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Mineola, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to give Uchi a try when we read all the rave reviews. We expected good food, but that is an understatement. When I say the food was the best food I have ever put into my mouth, I mean it! The way the food paired together was incredible, I have never tasted anything like it.... More

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went with a group of friends, and the food, it was really good, the service was great, and the sake as well, I definitely recommend this place, if you come to Austin you have to try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best Sushi around. Vibrant (loud) atmosphere. Great wine. A little pricey but worth it. The waitstaff knows their way around the menu so don't be afraid to ask for suggestions. Save a little room for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Oh.my.god. This place is amazing!!! Everything from the wait staff to the food is out of this world! We had a waiter Chris who was great! I thought I had good sushi in CO. I was wrong. I will come back to Austin just for Uchi. I am in love.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

At Texas you expect great BBQ but finding an excellent sushi place was unexpected. The service there is great and waiters are friendly, eager to recommend different options. The food was so fresh, nice dish presentation and excellent flavor, all that we ordered was great, I would go back there for sure. Also they have a wide range of wines... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was shocked to find that at 530 pm the place was packed. Had to drive thru rush hour traffic to get there and was wondering if it was worth it. Boy, it was! Best sushi place I have ever been to in quite some time. I let one of the chefs pick dishes for me and all was wonderful.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The hama chili was my favorite thing that I had tried. You have to get this for sure!! It was the most FRESH FISH, It melts in your mouth. The Shag roll was ok the fried taste is too overpowering for me. The Suzuki sashimi was bad. The machi cure had a good unique taste. The bara mutsu had a... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were able to get a table as a walk in customer with only a 10 minute wait. The seafood was extremely fresh, but the most memorable dishes were the Uni and the Foie Gras Sushi. These are definitely must haves.

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Senior Contributor
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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

And maybe Texas. Inventive, great staff, and lots of local sourced ingredients (as well as international items like some fish from Tokyo's famous fish market) makes this a must do in Austin.

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